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Surprise, Reminiscence and Auld Lang Syne

“Your wind chimes are going crazy!” I commented to my friend Mary as we sat in the sunroom, just beginning our annual New Year’s Eve gathering. “I was thinking the same thing,” she commented,...

The Shoe Pile

Why in the world do I always take pictures of the shoe pile by the front door in my home? I pondered this question as the family was gathered for Thanksgiving last week and...

The Joy of Reconnecting

My footsteps were a complex mix of bouncy and hesitant as I entered the room. I was about to see my early childhood bestie for the first time in 40+ years. Part of me...

A Storied Life

With a glint in her eye and a giggle in her voice, my 93-year-old Mom began: “Well, when I was four or five years old, we lived in Cynthiana. I walked into our garage,...

Cheers, Jeers and Cultivating Relationships

I jump back out of bed and do a few laps around our second floor before I go to sleep, just to get a few extra steps in. Once again, I’m dead last in...

Cultivate

As long ago as I can remember, my dad had a love of cultivating flowers and plants. In addition to being a minister, in essence “cultivating the souls” of those around him, Dad became...

On A Dreary Night in April…Angels

The lights on the dashboard began to dim as one-by-one the emergency indicators lit up. As we pulled onto the nearest exit ramp, the truck died completely. We were amazingly able to roll across...

Align

Tha-thump, tha-thump, tha-thump. Once again, the noise near the rear of my car reminds me that I need to get it to a mechanic. Ever since that deer stepped out in front of our...